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Wednesday, May 08 2013

Uganda pop star, Iryn Namubiru held in Japan
Two weeks back, Iryn Namubiru shared a pink poster on her wall advertising the 'Golden Weeks Holiday' show that was to take place on May 04, 2013 at Yotsukaido Cultural Hall in Japan followed by these words: "Japan, Japan TOKYO, I am bringing the FIRE OVA DEYA come May the 4th, 2013. You dont wanna miss Me!!!"

All sources seem to indicate that she was contacted by Kim Ueno, a Ugandan promoter based in Japan who also asked her to come with a parcel that had posho and powdered matooke.

On arrival at the Japan Airport Terminal, the authorities had to check her luggage like they do to any traveller but the posho and matooke found in her luggage turned out to be suspected white powder leading to her arrest. Twaibu Sekamatte, the Chairman of the Ugandan Community in Japan also confirmed the arrest.

Iryn's having a French passport made matters worse for the Ugandans in Japan who tried to establish why the 'Anyereketa' singer had taken long at the airport. She's travelling on a French passport, so as Ugandans, there is little you can do about her problems

"It's unfortunate that a package was given to her as she was heading to the airport with claims that it was posho, more so from a trusted source, so she did not suspect anything could be wrong," noted one of the relatives.

Four days later, Iryn's manager, Thadeus Mubiru has not come out with a statement on the fate of the songstress. Iryn is still in custody in touch with customs officials and Japan police. The French Embassy in Japan is yet to communicate on the developments.

Iryn has been having a series of cases in the French courts with her ex-hubby, Franck Morell, but should this turn out to be true that the Ugandan singer was arrested in Japan on possession of drugs, she could lose the child custody litigation and her French citizenship revoked.

Meanwhile, all that has nothing to do with the way Japan handles cases of stimulants smuggling, it could earn her a jail term of about 10 years or death.

Posted by: uowd AT 04:00 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email

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